The group's success is the result of the work done by almost 18,000 employees.
In 2017, workforce numbers increased by 927 compared with December 31, 2016. Of these new employees, 691 arrived in the wake of the acquisition of Pavan, while 24 were the result of other changes in the basis of consolidation. Adjusted for these effects, the number of employees in the workforce increased by 212, thereof 93 were in Germany.
Employees* by region
|12/31/2017||in %||12/31/2016||in %|
|DACH & Eastern Europe||6,398||35.8||6,301||37.2|
|Western Europe, Middle East & Africa||3,401||19.0||2,727||16.1|
|North and Central Europe||2,927||16.4||2,924||17.3|
Employees* by employment contract and gender
|Employees total||thereof permanent||thereof temporary|
|Number||in %||Number||in %||Number||in %|
*) Full-time equivalents (FTE) excluding vocational trainees and inactive employment contracts